Environmental Statement

Planning permission was granted to this facility by Kent County Council in March 2012. You can download our Environmental Statement using the links below.

Chapter 1: Introduction

This document is the Environmental Statement (ES), which has been prepared to accompany the planning application for the construction and operation of a Sustainable Energy Plant (SEP) at the Kemsley Paper Mill, Sittingbourne.

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Chapter 2: The site and its setting

This chapter of the Environmental Statement describes the physical and environmental characteristics of the scheme, site and surrounding environs.

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Chapter 3: Planning Policy Framework

This chapter of the Environmental Statement sets out the current planning policy framework relevant to the proposed development.

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Chapter 4: Description of Development

This Chapter of the Environmental Statement describes the proposed development.

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Chapter 5: Needs and Alternatives

This chapter identifies, describes and evaluates the process and decisions underpinning the choice of location, technology and design, which define the proposal.

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Chapter 6: Traffic and Transport

This chapter of the ES assesses the likely significant impacts of the Proposed Development in terms of Traffic and Transportation.

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Chapter 7: Air and Climate

This chapter (Chapter 7) of the ES assesses the likely significant impacts of the proposed Sustainable Energy Plant (SEP) in terms of Air Quality.

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Chapter 8: Landscape and Visual Impact

This chapter describes and assesses the existing landscape, townscape and visual resources of the proposal site and in the vicinity of the site.

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Chapter 9: Ecology and Nature Conservation

This chapter describes and evaluates the current nature conservation interest of the Proposal Site and its environs.

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Chapter 10: Hydrology and Flood Risk

This chapter assesses the likely significant effects on hydrology and flood risk of the proposed Kemsley Sustainable Energy Plant (SEP) within the St. Regis Paper Mill Complex, Kemsley, Kent.

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Chapter 11: Hydrogeology and Ground Conditions

This chapter provides a description of ground conditions in terms of geology, hydrogeology and land contamination for the proposed Sustainable Energy Plant at Kemsley Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent.

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Chapter 12: Noise and Vibration

This chapter of the ES assesses the likely significant noise and vibration effects associated with the construction and operation of the Proposed Development.

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Chapter 13: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

This chapter assesses the likely significant effects on archaeology and cultural heritage of the proposed development of a Sustainable Energy Plant at Kemsley Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent.

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Chapter 14: Socio Economic

This chapter identifies and assesses the likely significant socio-economic effects of the proposed development of a Sustainable Energy Plant at Kemsley Paper Mill, Sittingbourne.

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Chapter 15: Amenity

This Chapter assesses the likely significant effects upon amenity associated with the proposed Sustainable Energy Plant (SEP).

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Non Technical Summary

This Non-Technical Summary (NTS) forms part of the Environmental Statement (ES) which accompanies a planning application.

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